Stanbic Bank Uganda has announced the return of the ‘Stanbic Uganda Cup’, a football tournament, with yet another increase in prize money for participating teams and exciting rewards for football fans.
The winners’ cash prize has been increased to a total of Shs 132 million up from Shs 120 million for the final sixteen teams.
The winning team walking away with Shs 40 million, the Runner Up Shs 20 million, the semi- finalists Shs 12 million each, the quarter finalists Shs 6 million each and the teams that finish in the Round of 16 Shs 3 million.
The prize money for the tournament has been increasing from Shs 120 million last season and Shs 90 million the previous season.
Speaking at the launch of the new season and draws for the Round of 64, FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo lauded Stanbic Bank for supporting the growth of Ugandan football.
“Besides uniting people like nothing else, Football is big industry the world over with economic benefits arising from promoting the country abroad contributing to economic development through job creation for the youth, and skills development”.
“Thanks to support from corporates like Stanbic Bank, Ugandan football is growing exponentially and is now making substantial contributions to the Ugandan economy,” Magogo said.
Magogo said the Stanbic Uganda Cup was first played in 1971 by a handful of teams but has grown over the years into the biggest club football competition in Uganda with 176 teams and over 3,000 players competing last season.
This year’s will be the 46th edition of the competition.
Stanbic Bank’s Head of Marketing and Communication, Daniel Ogong said that the Stanbic Uganda Cup is just one of the many ways that the bank is driving the growth of the Ugandan economy.
“We are pleased to again be part of the Stanbic Uganda Cup which is the biggest club football competition in the country”
“It is a very unique competition in that it enables small clubs at the lower levels of our football league system take on the giant clubs in the Premier League and as we have seen over the last couple of seasons many times the so called small clubs win. We look forward to an exciting and competitive season and may the best team win,” Ogong said.
The 2019/2020 season resumed on December 1, with pre-qualifier games taking place across the country in all the eight football regions. Draws for the Round of 64 were also conducted today.
Since 1971, 25 different teams have won the Uganda Cup with the record winners being Express FC and current holders KCCA FC who have each won it 10 times.
Then Big League side, Proline FC are the current champions of the Stanbic Uganda Cup having beaten Bright Stars in Masaka to lift the trophy.
Round of 64 draws
Star Times FC vs Paidah Black Angel’s FC
Kampala University FC vs Kataka FC
Bugoigo FC vs Wakiso Giants FC
Catida FC vs KCCA FC
Admin FC vs Police FC
Fire Fire FC vs Light SS FC
Kiryandongo FC vs Kigezi Homeboys FC
Soroti FC vs Kansai Plascon FC
Mbale Garage vs UPDF FC
Kajjansi FC vs Vipers FC
St. Mary’s FC vs Express FC
Busia Young FC vs Busoga United FC
Six o’clock FC vs Kitara FC
Super Eagles FC vs SC Villa FC
Mvara Boys FC vs Bul FC
Koboko Rising Stars FC vs Bright Stars FC
Kakira United FC vs Mbarara City FC
Star Light FC vs Tooro United FC
Bugamba FC vs Ondumparaka FC
Chimpanzee FC vs Nyamityobora FC
Gadafi FC vs Myda FC
Luwero United vs Doves All StarsFC
Lugazi Municipal FC vs URA FC
Sansiro FC vs Kyetume FC
Kigezi FC vs Bukedea Town Council FC
Young Elephants FC vs Maroons FC
Katwe United FC vs Proline FC
U-touch FC vs Water FC
Free Stars FC vs Saviours FC
Ggaba FC vs Kiboga Young FC
FHL FC vs Ndejje University FC
Dove FC vs New Villa FC